I think they don’t really know them.
Some students want longer opening hours of the town library. It is closed at the weekends.
I think, it’s really important to discuss with young people their needs. It’s not happening in Molfetta. So I want to establish a youth council where young people are discussing about their needs.
I ran for the Lista Civica “La Mofetta in Piú”. This is a movement and not a party. But of course we have a program.
And there is written, that we need space for young entrepreneurs, for young self-employed people, where they can set up their business. Where they share offices and don’t have to invest a lot of money in offices.
That was the idea of the former and current mayor.
I don't know that. Probably not that high. We have a big call center in Molfetta and there are many jobs.
In Molfetta there will be implemented the European Voluntary Service. That was my idea. Next week, people from the EU will come and accredit us.
Sure, it is and the admnistration supports me
Definetely. The European Volunteer Service is an opportunity. But you have to grow in politics. And of course there are elder polticians who use their experience and knowledge for young people. And there are also those who know very well what young people need. But I think, the best way is, to start at a young age and not to forget young people when you are an elder, experienced politician.
Interview and photo by Claus Sixt
Do young people really know their needs? We asked Dario de Robertis. He is 25 years old and the youngest member of the City Council of Molfetta, a town with 70,000 inhabitants in the south of Italy.